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NWS Forecast

FZUS56 KMTR 210342
CWFMTR

COASTAL WATERS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA
842 PM PDT SAT SEP 20 2014

POINT ARENA TO POINT PIEDRAS BLANCAS AND OUT 60 NM INCLUDING THE SAN
FRANCISCO BAY AREA AND MONTEREY BAY

PZZ500-211545-
842 PM PDT SAT SEP 20 2014

.SYNOPSIS FOR THE CENTRAL CALIFORNIA COAST AND BAYS INCLUDING
MONTEREY BAY NATIONAL MARINE SANCTUARIES...

WEAK HIGH PRESSURE OVER THE GREAT BASIN WILL KEEP THROUGH MONDAY.
A LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM APPROACHING THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST WILL BRING
INCREASING SOUTHERLY WINDS TUESDAY AND WEDNESDAY. A LARGE WEST TO
NORTHWEST SWELL IS FORECAST TO IMPACT OUR AREA STARTING ON
WEDNESDAY.



PZZ570-211545-
POINT ARENA TO POINT REYES 10 TO 60 NM OFFSHORE-
842 PM PDT SAT SEP 20 2014

TONIGHT
SW WINDS 10 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS. MIXED SWELL
NW 5 FT AT 12 SECONDS AND SW 3 FT AT 13 SECONDS. PATCHY FOG AFTER
MIDNIGHT.

SUN
SW WINDS 10 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS. NW SWELL 4 TO
5 FT AT 11 SECONDS. PATCHY FOG IN THE MORNING.

SUN NIGHT
W WINDS 10 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS. NW SWELL
4 FT AT 11 SECONDS. PATCHY FOG AFTER MIDNIGHT.

MON
SW WINDS 5 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS. NW SWELL 4 FT AT
11 SECONDS. PATCHY FOG IN THE MORNING.

MON NIGHT
SW WINDS 10 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS. W SWELL
4 FT AT 10 SECONDS. PATCHY FOG AFTER MIDNIGHT.

TUE
S WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. NW SWELL 4 FT.
PATCHY FOG. CHANCE OF RAIN.

WED
S WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT. NW SWELL 6 TO
8 FT...SHIFTING TO THE W 9 TO 12 FT. PATCHY FOG. RAIN LIKELY.

THU
W WINDS 10 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS. W SWELL 9 TO
12 FT. RAIN LIKELY...THEN CHANCE OF SHOWERS. 



PZZ571-211545-
POINT REYES TO PIGEON POINT 10 TO 60 NM OFFSHORE-
842 PM PDT SAT SEP 20 2014

TONIGHT
W WINDS 10 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS. MIXED SWELL NW
4 TO 5 FT AT 12 SECONDS AND SW 3 FT AT 13 SECONDS. PATCHY FOG
AFTER MIDNIGHT.

SUN
SW WINDS 10 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS. NW SWELL 3 TO
5 FT AT 11 SECONDS. PATCHY FOG IN THE MORNING.

SUN NIGHT
W WINDS 10 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS. NW SWELL
3 TO 4 FT AT 11 SECONDS. PATCHY FOG AFTER MIDNIGHT.

MON
W WINDS 10 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS. NW SWELL 3 TO 4 FT
AT 11 SECONDS. PATCHY FOG IN THE MORNING.

MON NIGHT
W WINDS 10 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS. W SWELL 3 TO
5 FT AT 10 SECONDS. PATCHY FOG AFTER MIDNIGHT.

TUE
W WINDS 10 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS. NW SWELL 3 TO
4 FT. PATCHY FOG. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN.

WED
S WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. NW SWELL 5 TO
7 FT...SHIFTING TO THE W 8 TO 10 FT. PATCHY FOG. CHANCE OF RAIN.

THU
W WINDS 10 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS. W SWELL 9 TO
11 FT...SHIFTING TO THE NW 8 TO 10 FT. RAIN LIKELY...THEN CHANCE
OF SHOWERS. 



PZZ575-211545-
PIGEON POINT TO POINT PINOS 10 TO 60 NM OFFSHORE-
842 PM PDT SAT SEP 20 2014

TONIGHT
W WINDS 10 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS. MIXED SWELL NW
5 FT AT 12 SECONDS AND SW 3 FT AT 13 SECONDS. PATCHY FOG AFTER
MIDNIGHT.

SUN
W WINDS 10 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS.
NW SWELL 4 TO 5 FT AT 11 SECONDS. PATCHY FOG IN
THE MORNING.

SUN NIGHT
NW WINDS 10 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS.
NW SWELL 3 TO 4 FT AT 11 SECONDS. PATCHY
FOG AFTER MIDNIGHT.

MON
W WINDS 10 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS. NW SWELL 3 TO 4 FT
AT 11 SECONDS. PATCHY FOG IN THE MORNING.

MON NIGHT
NW WINDS 10 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS. W SWELL
3 TO 5 FT AT 10 SECONDS. PATCHY FOG AFTER MIDNIGHT.

TUE
NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. NW SWELL
3 TO 5 FT. PATCHY FOG. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN.

WED
SW WINDS 10 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS. NW SWELL 4 TO
6 FT...INCREASING TO 7 TO 9 FT. PATCHY FOG. SLIGHT CHANCE OF
RAIN...THEN CHANCE OF RAIN.

THU
NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT.
W SWELL 10 TO 11 FT...SHIFTING TO THE NW 8 TO 10 FT. RAIN
LIKELY...THEN CHANCE OF SHOWERS.



PZZ576-211545-
POINT PINOS TO POINT PIEDRAS BLANCAS 10 TO 60 NM OFFSHORE-
842 PM PDT SAT SEP 20 2014

TONIGHT
NW WINDS 10 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS. MIXED SWELL
NW 5 FT AT 12 SECONDS AND SW 3 FT AT 13 SECONDS. PATCHY FOG AFTER
MIDNIGHT.

SUN
NW WINDS 10 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS.
NW SWELL 4 TO 5 FT AT 11 SECONDS. PATCHY FOG IN THE MORNING.

SUN NIGHT
NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. NW SWELL
3 TO 4 FT AT 11 SECONDS. PATCHY FOG AFTER MIDNIGHT.

MON
NW WINDS 10 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS. NW SWELL 3 FT AT
11 SECONDS. PATCHY FOG IN THE MORNING.

MON NIGHT
NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. W SWELL 4 TO
6 FT AT 10 SECONDS. PATCHY FOG AFTER MIDNIGHT.

TUE
NW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT. NW SWELL 3 TO
5 FT. PATCHY FOG.

WED
W WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. NW SWELL 4 TO
5 FT...INCREASING TO 5 TO 7 FT. PATCHY FOG. SLIGHT CHANCE OF
RAIN.

THU
NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT.
NW SWELL 9 TO 11 FT. CHANCE OF RAIN...THEN CHANCE OF
SHOWERS. 



PZZ540-211545-
POINT ARENA TO POINT REYES TO 10 NM-
842 PM PDT SAT SEP 20 2014

TONIGHT
W WINDS 10 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS. NW SWELL 4 TO
5 FT AT 12 SECONDS. PATCHY FOG AFTER MIDNIGHT.

SUN
SW WINDS 10 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS. NW SWELL 3 TO
5 FT AT 11 SECONDS. PATCHY FOG IN THE MORNING.

SUN NIGHT
NW WINDS 10 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS. NW SWELL
3 TO 4 FT AT 11 SECONDS. PATCHY FOG AFTER MIDNIGHT.

MON
W WINDS 10 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS. W SWELL 3 TO 4 FT
AT 11 SECONDS. PATCHY FOG IN THE MORNING.

MON NIGHT
W WINDS 10 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS. W SWELL 3 TO
4 FT AT 10 SECONDS. PATCHY FOG AFTER MIDNIGHT.

TUE
NW WINDS 10 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS. NW SWELL 3 TO
4 FT. PATCHY FOG. CHANCE OF RAIN.

WED
S WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT.
NW SWELL 5 TO 7 FT...SHIFTING TO THE W 9 TO 11 FT. PATCHY
FOG. CHANCE OF RAIN...THEN RAIN LIKELY.

THU
W WINDS 10 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS. W SWELL 9 TO
11 FT. RAIN LIKELY...THEN CHANCE OF SHOWERS. 



PZZ545-211545-
POINT REYES TO PIGEON POINT TO 10 NM-
842 PM PDT SAT SEP 20 2014

TONIGHT
W WINDS 10 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS. NW SWELL 3 TO
5 FT AT 12 SECONDS. PATCHY FOG AFTER MIDNIGHT.

SUN
W WINDS 10 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS.
NW SWELL 3 TO 5 FT AT 11 SECONDS. PATCHY FOG IN THE MORNING.

SUN NIGHT
W WINDS 10 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS.
NW SWELL 2 TO 4 FT AT 11 SECONDS. PATCHY FOG AFTER MIDNIGHT.

MON
W WINDS 10 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS. W SWELL 2 TO 4 FT
AT 11 SECONDS. PATCHY FOG IN THE MORNING.

MON NIGHT
W WINDS 10 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS. W SWELL 3 TO 5 FT AT
10 SECONDS. PATCHY FOG AFTER MIDNIGHT.

TUE
NW WINDS 10 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS. NW SWELL 3 TO
5 FT. PATCHY FOG. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN.

WED
SW WINDS 10 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS. NW SWELL 4 TO
6 FT...SHIFTING TO THE W 6 TO 8 FT. PATCHY FOG. CHANCE OF RAIN.

THU
W WINDS 10 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS. W SWELL 8 TO
10 FT. RAIN LIKELY...THEN CHANCE OF SHOWERS. 

..SAN FRANCISCO BAR/FOURFATHOM BANK FORECAST
..

IN THE DEEP WATER CHANNEL...COMBINED SEAS 3 TO 4 FEET WITH A
DOMINANT SWELL PERIOD OF 14 SECONDS...DECREASING TO 11 SECONDS
LATE TONIGHT.

ACROSS THE BAR...COMBINED SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET WITH A DOMINANT SWELL
PERIOD OF 15 SECONDS...DECREASING TO 11 SECONDS LATE TONIGHT.
MAXIMUM EBB CURRENT OF 1.4 KNOTS AT 02:24 AM SUNDAY AND 1.6 KNOTS
AT 03:00 PM SUNDAY.



PZZ560-211545-
PIGEON POINT TO POINT PINOS TO 10 NM-
842 PM PDT SAT SEP 20 2014

TONIGHT
NW WINDS 10 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS. NW SWELL 3 TO
5 FT AT 12 SECONDS. PATCHY FOG AFTER MIDNIGHT.

SUN
NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT.
 NW SWELL 3 TO 5 FT AT 11 SECONDS. PATCHY
FOG IN THE MORNING.

SUN NIGHT
NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. NW SWELL
2 TO 4 FT AT 11 SECONDS. PATCHY FOG AFTER MIDNIGHT.

MON
NW WINDS 10 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS. W SWELL 2 TO 3 FT
AT 11 SECONDS. PATCHY FOG IN THE MORNING.

MON NIGHT
NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. W SWELL 3 TO
5 FT AT 10 SECONDS. PATCHY FOG AFTER MIDNIGHT.

TUE
NW WINDS 10 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS. NW SWELL 3 TO
5 FT...DECREASING TO 2 TO 4 FT. PATCHY FOG.

WED
W WINDS 10 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS. NW SWELL 3 TO
4 FT...INCREASING TO 5 TO 7 FT. PATCHY FOG. SLIGHT CHANCE OF
RAIN...THEN CHANCE OF RAIN.

THU
NW WINDS 10 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS. W SWELL 8 TO
10 FT. CHANCE OF RAIN...THEN CHANCE OF SHOWERS.



PZZ565-211545-
POINT PINOS TO POINT PIEDRAS BLANCAS TO 10 NM-
842 PM PDT SAT SEP 20 2014

TONIGHT
NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. MIXED SWELL
NW 3 TO 5 FT AT 12 SECONDS AND SW 3 FT AT 13 SECONDS. PATCHY FOG
AFTER MIDNIGHT.

SUN
NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. NW SWELL 3 TO
5 FT AT 11 SECONDS. PATCHY FOG IN THE MORNING.

SUN NIGHT
NW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT. NW SWELL
2 TO 4 FT AT 11 SECONDS. PATCHY FOG AFTER MIDNIGHT.

MON
NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. NW SWELL 2 TO 3 FT
AT 11 SECONDS. PATCHY FOG IN THE MORNING.

MON NIGHT
NW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT. W SWELL
4 TO 6 FT AT 10 SECONDS. PATCHY FOG AFTER MIDNIGHT.

TUE
NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. NW SWELL 3 TO
5 FT. PATCHY FOG.

WED
NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. NW SWELL
3 TO 4 FT...INCREASING TO 4 TO 5 FT. PATCHY FOG. SLIGHT CHANCE OF
RAIN.

THU
NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT.
NW SWELL 8 TO 10 FT...DECREASING TO 7 TO 9 FT. CHANCE OF
RAIN...THEN CHANCE OF SHOWERS. 



PZZ530-211545-
SAN PABLO BAY SUISUN BAY THE WEST DELTA AND SAN FRANCISCO BAY
NORTH OF THE BAY BRIDGE-
842 PM PDT SAT SEP 20 2014

TONIGHT
SW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS LATE IN
THE EVENING. PATCHY FOG AFTER MIDNIGHT.

SUN
SW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. PATCHY FOG IN THE MORNING.

SUN NIGHT
W WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. PATCHY FOG AFTER MIDNIGHT.

MON
SW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. PATCHY FOG IN THE MORNING.

MON NIGHT
SW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. PATCHY FOG AFTER MIDNIGHT.

TUE
SW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. PATCHY FOG. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN.

WED
SW WINDS 10 KT. PATCHY FOG. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN...THEN
CHANCE OF RAIN.

THU
SW WINDS 10 KT. RAIN LIKELY...THEN CHANCE OF SHOWERS. 



PZZ531-211545-
SAN FRANCISCO BAY SOUTH OF THE BAY BRIDGE-
842 PM PDT SAT SEP 20 2014

TONIGHT
W WINDS 10 KT. PATCHY FOG AFTER MIDNIGHT.

SUN
W WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. PATCHY FOG IN THE MORNING.

SUN NIGHT
W WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. PATCHY FOG AFTER MIDNIGHT.

MON
W WINDS 10 KT. PATCHY FOG IN THE MORNING.

MON NIGHT
W WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. PATCHY FOG AFTER MIDNIGHT.

TUE
W WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. PATCHY FOG.

WED
W WINDS 10 KT. PATCHY FOG. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN...THEN
CHANCE OF RAIN.

THU
W WINDS 5 KT. RAIN LIKELY...THEN CHANCE OF SHOWERS. 



PZZ535-211545-
MONTEREY BAY-
842 PM PDT SAT SEP 20 2014

TONIGHT
W WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. W SWELL 2 TO
4 FT AT 12 SECONDS. PATCHY FOG AFTER MIDNIGHT.

SUN
W WINDS 10 KT...INCREASING TO 10 TO 20 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. WIND WAVES LESS THAN 2 FT...BECOMING 3 TO 4 FT IN THE
AFTERNOON. W SWELL 2 TO 4 FT AT 11 SECONDS. PATCHY FOG IN THE
MORNING.

SUN NIGHT
W WINDS 10 TO 20 KT...BECOMING NW 10 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 4 FT IN THE EVENING...BECOMING LESS
THAN 2 FT. W SWELL 2 TO 3 FT AT 11 SECONDS. PATCHY FOG AFTER
MIDNIGHT.

MON
W WINDS 10 KT. WIND WAVES LESS THAN 2 FT. W SWELL 2 TO
3 FT AT 11 SECONDS. PATCHY FOG IN THE MORNING.

MON NIGHT
W WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. W SWELL 2 TO
4 FT AT 10 SECONDS. PATCHY FOG AFTER MIDNIGHT.

TUE
NW WINDS 10 KT...BECOMING S. WIND WAVES LESS THAN 2 FT. NW
SWELL 2 TO 4 FT. PATCHY FOG.

WED
W WINDS 10 KT. WIND WAVES LESS THAN 2 FT. NW SWELL 3 TO
5 FT. PATCHY FOG. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN.

THU
S WINDS 5 KT...BECOMING W. WIND WAVES LESS THAN 2 FT. W
SWELL 4 TO 6 FT. CHANCE OF RAIN...THEN CHANCE OF SHOWERS. 



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